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HydroPoint Acquires Smart Irrigation Provider Baseline

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016
June 8, 2016 – PETALUMA, CA – HydroPoint Data Systems, the established leader in smart water management solutions and maker of WeatherTRAK smart irrigation technology, today announced that it has acquired smart irrigation provider, Baseline, Inc. based in Boise, Idaho.

Following record revenue growth for both companies in 2015 and 2016 YTD, HydroPoint’s acquisition of Baseline brings a powerful array of smart water management technologies to the HydroPoint 360 degree Smart Water Management platform and expands its geographic footprint.
Baseline will continue to operate as an independent company, and HydroPoint will invest in both the Boise operations and the Baseline product line.

“Baseline’s extensive background in managing irrigation for the world’s most complex sites, combined with their widely recognized superior moisture sensors and two wire technology, are an incredible addition to our platform,” said HydroPoint CEO Chris Spain. “Of course, technology is only a part of HydroPoint’s ultimate success. The Baseline team also brings years of experience and expertise in design and specification sales complimenting HydroPoint’s depth and proven success in channel and enterprise sales.”

Regarding HydroPoint’s go-­‐forward strategy for the Baseline solution, Spain says, “We’ve been very impressed by Baseline’s revenue and technology momentum and agree the best strategy is to continue to invest in that momentum.”

Baseline’s CEO Joe Wallace is excited about the acquisition’s potential, saying, “This truly shifts both organizations into a higher gear. The opportunity to share our respective technologies means all of our customers will continue to have the most advanced smart irrigation systems in the industry.”

About HydroPoint
HydroPoint is the proven leader in smart water management solutions targeting the area of greatest waste in urban water use, landscape irrigation. As a 2014 EPA WaterSense® Manufacturer Partner of the Year, the Company offers WeatherTRAK®, the most complete and effective smart irrigation management system proven in over 25 independent studies and chosen by leading landscape professionals. From Walmart to Los Angeles County, WeatherTRAK has been helping commercial, government, education, and home communities maximize water savings, reduce operating costs, and minimize risk since 2002. In a single year, HydroPoint’s WeatherTRAK customers cut 15 billion gallons of water, $137 million in expenses, hundreds of thousands of man hours, and 62 million kilowatt hours of energy illustrating that smart water management makes for smart organizations. For more information, visit www.hydropoint.com.
 
About Baseline
Baseline founders and management team include veterans from the worlds of both high-­‐tech and agriculture. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.
Baseline, now a HydroPoint Company, will remain and grow its base from Boise. For more information, visit www.baselinesystems.com.


MEDIA CONTACT:
Meg Mason Marketing Director
mmason@hydropoint.com 707-­‐285-­‐3228